GMC Hummer EV Electric Truck Charging Costs Might Surprise You

GMC Hummer EV costs more to charge from empty to full than other EVs

An interesting reveal is stated by Kyle Conner at Out of Spec Reviews. It was talking about how GMC EV Hummer charges are for charging vehicles from empty to full. Says that it is the highest compared to other well-known EVs.

GMC Hummer EV Electric Truck Charging Costs Might Surprise You
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That said, the Hummer EV is huge, it’s far from slippery, and it uses its large battery pack and electric motors to crank out obnoxious acceleration and torque. For this reason, this electric pickup truck is certainly going to consume more than its peers, but that’s a different story for a different day. However, this is because it has a massive battery pack. Vehicles that have larger gas tanks cost more to fill up than those with smaller tanks. This certainly isn’t rocket science.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 has a battery pack that’s over 200 kWh, which is one of the largest in the industry. In fact, many of today’s EVs have battery packs that are well under 100 kWh, or about one-third as large as the Hummer’s, though there are many exceptions. As EVs get larger pickup trucks, three-row SUVs, delivery vans, etc, the battery packs need to be larger to ensure they have a respectable driving range. In addition, high-performance EVs with quick acceleration like the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, and Mercedes-Benz EQS have battery packs that come in at 100 kWh or more, but that’s still only half.

Fast charging stations

The Hummer’s rivals also have much smaller packs. The Ford F-150 Lightning offers two battery sizes, one that’s around 100 kWh and one that’s around 130 kWh. Meanwhile, the Rivian R1T offers 105 kWh, 135 kWh, and 180 kWh battery packs, though not all are available at this time. At any rate, now that you have a better understanding of EVs and battery pack sizes, you’ll probably agree that it only makes sense the Hummer EV is more expensive to charge to full than its rivals.

Kyle pulls into a DC Fast Charging station with an “empty” Hummer EV to charge it to full. Keep in mind that the cost to fill the electric truck will be a completely different story if you’re charging it at home. Home charging is significantly less expensive, and if you own a Hummer EV, you should plan to charge it at home as often as possible. Without giving away all the interesting details, we will tell you that it took the Hummer EV about 2.5 hours to charge.